Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, Tours

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Built between 1170 and 1547, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien is a Roman Catholic cathedral boasting many restorations. View essential collections like the organ built by Barnabé Delanoue in the 16th century and donated by Archbishop Martin de Beaune. You can also see the Carrara marble tombs of the two children, from Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany, both of whom died as infants. Then try to recognize the three different architectural designs encompassing the structure: Romanesque tower buttresses, Gothic ornamentation, and Renaissance tower spires. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and other Tours attractions using our handy Tours online tour itinerary planner.
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  • You can see this church as you cross the Loire River. The outside is full of ornate carvings and the inisde is the typical setup but the stained glass and carvings surpass many other churches in... 
    You can see this church as you cross the Loire River. The outside is full of ornate carvings and the inisde is the typical setup but the stained glass and carvings surpass many other churches in...  more »
  • As there is not too much to see in Tours, we took a walk to cathedral. Nice architecture and very nice windows. Despite it needs restauration, it was worth to visit. 
    As there is not too much to see in Tours, we took a walk to cathedral. Nice architecture and very nice windows. Despite it needs restauration, it was worth to visit.  more »
  • Lovely and cool inside on a hot August day. Gorgeous stained glass windows and very peaceful. next door to the Musee des Beaux Arts which has an enormous cedar of Lebanon tree and a lovely outdoor.....  more
    Lovely and cool inside on a hot August day. Gorgeous stained glass windows and very peaceful. next door to the Musee des Beaux Arts which has an enormous cedar of Lebanon tree and a lovely outdoor.....  more »
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  • It's an excellent place to visit, with a pretty little square in front with benches. It's right along the Loire a Vélo trail and made for a pretty stop. The windows and light are so beautiful.
  • A very impressive cathedral. You can even spend long time just staring at all the sculptures on the outside. Every corner in the cathedral is different, the colours, patterns and paintings are so captivating. If you are in town, you have to go and visit here.
  • Well worth a visit €3.50 to go in all areas and photo exhibit. Gothic frontage and beautiful stained glass windows. Some renovation work being carried out so some noise and scaffolding.
  • It was an absolutely incredible place and an eye opener! You must visit it🤍
  • Very impressive cathedral, standing in place of three others that came before - the earliest dating as early as the 300s AD. Built over 3 centuries. The very slow construction of the cathedral led to a local saying: "... not until the cathedral is finished", to mean something particularly long and difficult to achieve. Super impressive portals and glass paintings, although I have to say the recent renovation of one glass painted aisle looks completely butchered. Anyway, absolute must if you’re in the area.

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